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Lou Ann Zelenik
|Lou Ann Zelenik|
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|U.S. House, Tennessee, District 6|
Zelenik attended Vanderbilt University. She is a businesswoman.
Zelenik has made radical Islam a centerpiece of her campaign to unseat Black, accusing the incumbent of being too soft on the issue. On her campaign site, Zelenik pledges to "work to stop the Islamization of our society, and do everything possible to prevent Sharia Law from circumventing our laws and our Constitution."
|U.S. House, Tennessee's 6th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
|Diane Black Incumbent||69.4%||44,949|
|Lou Ann Zelenik||30.6%||19,836|
In July 2012, it was reported that the Super PAC Citizens 4 Ethics in Government was established earlier in the month to work against the re-election of Rep. Diane Black. The Super PAC's sole contributor, however - Andy Miller - was also a major fundraiser and backer of Zelenik, who was challenging Black in the primary. The connection raised questions over campaign finance laws and the legality of campaigns coordinating with Super PACs. Black's campaign argued that the relationship violated federal law. Zelenik, however, denied any connection.
2010 Primary Results
Black defeated Zelenik in the 2010 primary election.
|Tennessee's 6th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2010|
|Lou Ann Zelenik||49.7%||24,091|
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